What is Sentinel-2?
The Sentinel-2 mission is a land monitoring constellation of two satellites that will provide high resolution optical imagery and provide continuity for the current SPOT and Landsat missions.
The mission will provide a global coverage of the Earth's land surface every 10 days with one satellite and 5 days with 2 satellites, making the data of great use in on-going studies.
The satellites will be equipped with the state-of-the-art MSI (Multispectral Imager) instrument, that offers high-resolution optical imagery.
27 July 2015
From agricultural monitoring to charting changing lands, early images from Europe's new Sentinel-2A satellite show how the 'colour vision' mission's critical observations can be used to keep us and our planet safe.
29 June 2015
Just four days after being lofted into orbit, Europe's Sentinel-2A satellite delivered its first images of Earth, offering a glimpse of the 'colour vision' that it will provide for the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme.
Sentinel-2A - 23 June 2015
Operational lifespan: 7.25 years (with consumables for 12)
Orbit Height: 786 km
Resolution and Swath Width: 290 km - 10 m, 20 m and 60 m spatial resolution
Vega rocket (Sentinel-2A)
Ad interim operator: ESA
Astrium Germany has been prime contracted to construct the Sentinel-2 satellite and leads a consortium with core partners: